The real-world entrepreneurship simulation for Higher Education

Adaptable to any Undergraduate and Postgraduate course where students generate ideas for products, services and businesses.

Natalia Vershinina

"It was a perfect fit for the module. The students have reported that this was a great experience. They felt involved in a competitive process and have learnt skills relevant to contemporary society."

Natalia Vershinina | Professor of Entrepreneurship

Why Sandpit?

Over the last 6 years, Sandpit has taken thousands of students through entrepreneurship and innovation activities.

Engage Students in Entrepreneurship

When we asked, you said you use Sandpit because:

  • It simulates reality
  • It's an engaging user experience
  • It trains entrepreneurial skills

Sandpit immerses students in the challenges of creating and pitching ideas to investors. It's fun, challenging and impactful!

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Run a real-world entrepreneurship experience in the classroom

Sandpit gives students a practical space in which to learn by doing, test out their entrepreneurial potential and be exposed to the ambiguity, uncertainty and feedback that they would receive in the real world.

Guiding hundreds of students through simultaneous entrepreneurial activities is a real challenge. Sandpit takes care of the entrepreneurial experience so you can focus on the teaching.

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Sandpit Stages

Idea Generation

A customer focused idea generation exercise helps students solve real problems for real customers. This step-by-step process is inspired by Steve Blank's customer development manifesto and 'lean' methodologies.

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Sales & Investment Simulations

Sandpit simulations use crowdfunding style pitches, and a virtual currency to create a 'real-world' simulation. Students demonstrate the ability to create and feed back on pitches directed to customers or investors.

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Reflection & Assessment

Sandpit simulations use crowdfunding style pitches, and a virtual currency to create a 'real-world' simulation. Students demonstrate the ability to create and feed back on pitches directed to customers or investors.

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